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Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:31am
AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 9:13am
PARIS (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for a fifth year in a row, though doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:07am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North's weapons programs.

Stricken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:32am
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 27, wounds 64

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:20am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

New U.S.-backed 'border force' in Syria infuriates Ankara, Damascus

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 6:15am
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria, Turkey and Russia responded vehemently on Monday to new U.S.-backed plans to set up a 30,000-strong "border force" inside Syria to protect territory held by Washington's mainly Kurdish allies.

Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-minute sales spree

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:45am
PARIS (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil hovered below a three-year high near $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25, wounds 63, government says

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:32am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:30am
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris, officials and witnesses said.

Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:26am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal.

BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to 4-month high

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:16am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a four-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation it may exit its ultra-loose monetary policy earlier than expected.

Stricken oil tanker leaves 10-mile oil slick in East China Sea: CCTV

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:44am
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a 10-mile long oil slick as black smoke continued to billow from the site, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday.

Brent crude oil rises to $70 on output cuts, ignores North America rig gains

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:22am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices rose to $70 a barrel on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia, and ignoring a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 16, wounds 65: ministry says

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:17am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 65 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi interior ministry said.

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:30pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors.

Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electrified vehicles by 2022

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:57pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:10pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics Co's disappointing profit estimate, is causing jitters among investors who had bet the chip boom would last at least another year.

Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile alert

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:05pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency management agency spokesman acknowledged on Sunday.

Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:00pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries."

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